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Cal State Fullerton students are offering income tax return preparation and filing assistance to low-income families and individuals. More than 200 students and alumni — all certified — take part in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), an IRS-sponsored community program.


Fridays and Saturdays through April 16
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays
(closed for spring break: March 28-April 3)


Cal State Fullerton, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, Room 2508
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


Graduate taxation student Annie Bach, is president of the student-run VITA chapter under the guidance of Jennifer Howard and Sarah Fulmer, assistant professors of accounting.


For those seeking services, annual incomes can be no greater than $58,000 per household. Married couples must file jointly and both spouses must be present. Applicants must bring

  • valid photo I.D. and Social Security cards, plus birth dates for taxpayer, spouse and dependents
  • wage and earnings statements and financial statements applicable to a personal income tax return
  • records of any payments to daycare and provider’s I.D. number
  • last year’s income tax returns, plus bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit


Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and clients must arrive at VITA sites no later than one hour before closing time.


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit on weekdays. Details are available online.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center at 657-278-8681 or by e-mail.

Media Contact:      

Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852